Hampshire Music Taster Assembly!

As part of the Hampshire Music workshops, this morning’s assembly was filled with the sound of buzzing, whirring and musical notes as two teachers from Hampshire Music Service entertained, amused and informed children across the school with their musical talents!

Using real instruments (as well as hosepipes and funnels) the staff played a whole host of different tunes. Learning about woodwind and brass instruments, pupils learnt their names and also how they worked too. This included how to change the pitch on the instruments, from low notes of the French horn to higher pitches on the flute!

Famous tunes being played included Jurassic Park, Beauty and the Beast and Pink Panther, showing off exactly what these amazing instruments could do!

Leave a comment below to let us know what you thought of the assembly and the fantastic music being shown!

[Written by Mr Thorns]

A Fond Farewell to Retiring Rose the Cook…

Today is sadly the last day for Rose the cook, working at our school after Image result for school mealnearly 3 years working at our school. Endless roast potatoes, pizzas, rolls and wonderful meals have been carefully cooked by Rose, as she retires from our school today.

The hall was filled with the smell of cooking as during the assembly, the school presented flowers and chocolates to Rose to thank her for her work in Holbrook’s kitchen.

We wish her a relaxing and enjoyable retirement and hope that she enjoys the Easter break too.

[Written by Mr Thorns]

PTA Easter Craft Evening!

This evening, children could take part in an amazing Easter Craft event. Children could make Easter cards, flowers, cakes, draw pictures and even design feather creatures!

“My favourite was designing an egg – it looked sparkly” (By Blake R Yr3)

“I really liked putting glitter on my hands!” (Karen H Yr6)

“I loved having a feather fight” (Chaya A Yr5)

Halfway through, the children all ate pizza, hot dogs and drinks. This was one of the best parts of the evening! The hall was a bit messy – just like the home of Stig of the Dump! Thank you to all of the parents who helped at the event too, it was a great success.

“We liked making the eggs covered in little feathers because they looked like fluffy monsters” (Alex B Kraken).

Leave a comment below to let us know what you thought of the evening too!

[Written by Mr Thorns]

Emergency Services Day!

On Thursday 30th March, Starfish class had visits from a Policewoman, a Paramedic and a team of Firefighters.

In the morning, we found out about Police Officers and Paramedics. We looked at their uniform and their vehicles. We were all lucky enough to sit in the vehicles. The children loved getting into the ambulance via the electronic ramp.

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Firefighters visit Starfish class…

The children were very excited when six Firefighters visited Holbrook. They brought their uniform and equipment to show us as well as a fire engine. Just as we were learning about their uniform they got an emergency call on their walkie talkie.

The Firefighters had to run from our class room to their fire engine, which was on the KS2 playground. Luckily we were quick enough to see the fire engine leave with its lights flashing and sirens on.

The children all wondered what the emergencey could be. They had lots of good ideas as we have learnt that Firefighters do not just put out fires in houses. Hopefully they will come to visit us again soon.

(Written by Mrs Messem)

Biscuit Sale for Down Syndrome!

As part of this week’s continuing insight into Down Syndrome Awareness, Image result for down syndrome awareness daychildren throughout the school had the opportunity to buy (and EAT!) delicious biscuits at break-time…

In addition, staff and children also came to school with odd socks today, in a whole range of bright and vibrant colours too! Thank you to everyone who helped to donate to the cause, you all deserve a huge pat on the back!

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Starfish Visit Bedenham!

On Wednesday 1st March, we went to Bedenham to take part in ‘Fedaread’ activities. We had great fun playing rhyming games and making up our own stories using props. We also had some free time to explore the inside and outside provision.

Leave a comment below to let us know what you thought of the visit!

[Written by Mrs Messem & Mrs Stickler]